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SCUM BOY
A look at the off-the-wall psyche of Gen Z by way of visionary 3D artist Scum Boy, a young South African, Jewish transgender man living his life with illuminating fearlessness.
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SOUVENIR SOUVENIR
An account of filmmaker Bastien Dubois’ multiple unsuccessful attempts to initiate a dialogue with his grandfather, who had been a soldier in the French-Algerian war.
TRADE CENTER
The voices of gay men who cruised for sex at the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s haunt the sanitized, commerce-driven landscape of the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower.
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THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME
One evening in LA, a group learns how to take back the speculum.
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MAMA
Deep in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, one of the most violent places in the world, Mama Zawadi and her baby chimpanzees find that unconditional love can heal the wounds of war.
THE ONE WHO CROSSED THE SEA (DER ÜBERS MEER KAM)
In a makeshift boat, a GDR refugee escapes to West Germany. His newfound freedom is disorienting, and it is only later, with a growing nationalist movement, that he begins to feel at home.
Q&A - SHORTS PROGRAM 3
Watch a special conversation with Adam Baran (TRADE CENTER), Aurora Brachman and Jessie Zinn (THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME), Pablo De la Chica (MAMA), Jonas Riemer (THE ONE WHO CROSSED THE SEA), Allison Swank (SCUM BOY), Amiel Tenenbaum (SOUVENIR SOUVENIR) moderated by AFI Festivals Programmer Malin Kan.
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A look at the off-the-wall psyche of Gen Z by way of visionary 3D artist Scum Boy, a young South African, Jewish transgender man living his life with illuminating fearlessness.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Director
    Allison Swank
  • Producer
    Allison Swank
  • Executive Producer
    Cindy Gabriel
  • Cast
    Oliver Pohorille aka Scum Boy, Beulah Kruger, Rowallan Vorster, Riley Wilken
  • Cinematographer
    Travys Owen
  • Editor
    William Kalmer
  • Music
    Will Mono, Rose Bonica, River Moon